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#1 mmfalcon

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:32 PM

Does anyone have information whether the new Adams XTD Super Hybrid or XTD Fairway Woods shafts are actual Fubuki shafts, or a substituted OEM "made for Adams" version?  

I currenly have Mizuno MP Hybrids from 2010, which have the "made for Mizuno" version of the Fubuki shaft.  The "made for" shafts are actually quite nicely matched to the Mizunos, but seem not as firm as the real Fubuki shaft.

I am currently considering the new Adams XTD Hybrid and Fairway, but need some authoritative input from our all knowing members.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:36 PM

Everyone I have talked to have stated that they are in fact the real deal Fubuki shafts.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

View PostTheMoneyShot, on 30 March 2012 - 10:36 PM, said:

Everyone I have talked to have stated that they are in fact the real deal Fubuki shafts.

Isn't it true that the real Fubuki's sell for approx $250-300, through a variety of vendors?  If so, the current availability of the XTD Hybrid , commonly offered at $299, is difficult to reconcile.  As a result, the shaft/head cost relationship, just doesn't look correct, compared to other retail alternatives.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:51 PM

Remembet that Adams gets a huge break for buying so many shafts for their line of clubs, they are not paying $299 per shaft which is why they can sell the club at the $299 price point.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

bought the ti xtd 17* Stiff flex/Fubuki, the club guy cpm'ed it, I knew it was soft, it came out to a senior flex
we then tipped it 3/4' and brought it up to proper flex

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:37 PM

View Postshawnee, on 30 March 2012 - 11:20 PM, said:

bought the ti xtd 17* Stiff flex/Fubuki, the club guy cpm'ed it, I knew it was soft, it came out to a senior flex
we then tipped it 3/4' and brought it up to proper flex


Interesting.  Any information how the verified Mitsu Fubuki's CPM?  That would certainly help, as a bit of clarifying of information.  

As to the prior comment, relating to the manufacturing cost influence of quantity purchases by Adams, of course the OEM supplier cost from Mitsu to Adams is expected to reflect a considerably reduction from "retail" pricing, however, my point is directed to the ratio of manufacturing cost of the components.  Using any formula from manufacturer through retail distribution you might choose, it appears quite unlikely that the shaft is not a specially designed product, to meet Adams engineering design specs.  

If anyone has actual knowledge or experience to contribute about this issue, it would be helpful to all of us.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

Guys, it says right on the website under the XTD driver that this is the "REAL DEAL" and the shaft retails for $300. The same shaft is utilized in all the XTD woods.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:11 PM

View Postmmfalcon, on 30 March 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:


I currenly have Mizuno MP Hybrids from 2010, which have the "made for Mizuno" version of the Fubuki shaft.  The "made for" shafts are actually quite nicely matched to the Mizunos, but seem not as firm as the real Fubuki shaft.

I understand you're asking about the Adams shafts, but just an FYI on the Mizzy "made for"- it is actually firmer than the standardreal Fubuki (not Alpha) per Mizunos request.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

All of the Fubuki shafts in the XTD stuff are the real aftermarket shaft. Upon hearing about this before the release of the club, I sent all of my Fubuki alphas, fairways, and hybrids back to Mitsubishi. This is great for everyone that buys these clubs, but it kills that sku's value in the shop and for other OEM's custom department. Adams has a history of giving us the best stock shaft options and we should be thankful for that.

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 11:24 PM

View Postdriverwedge, on 31 March 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:

View Postmmfalcon, on 30 March 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:


I currenly have Mizuno MP Hybrids from 2010, which have the "made for Mizuno" version of the Fubuki shaft.  The "made for" shafts are actually quite nicely matched to the Mizunos, but seem not as firm as the real Fubuki shaft.

I understand you're asking about the Adams shafts, but just an FYI on the Mizzy "made for"- it is actually firmer than the standardreal Fubuki (not Alpha) per Mizunos request.

That's very interesting.  The only standard Fubuki I had a chance to hit was an Alpha.  Perhaps that accounts for the the difference, which I thought ran through the entire line.


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Posted 01 April 2012 - 08:47 AM

View Postmmfalcon, on 31 March 2012 - 11:24 PM, said:

View Postdriverwedge, on 31 March 2012 - 12:11 PM, said:

View Postmmfalcon, on 30 March 2012 - 10:32 PM, said:


I currenly have Mizuno MP Hybrids from 2010, which have the "made for Mizuno" version of the Fubuki shaft.  The "made for" shafts are actually quite nicely matched to the Mizunos, but seem not as firm as the real Fubuki shaft.

I understand you're asking about the Adams shafts, but just an FYI on the Mizzy "made for"- it is actually firmer than the standardreal Fubuki (not Alpha) per Mizunos request.

That's very interesting.  The only standard Fubuki I had a chance to hit was an Alpha.  Perhaps that accounts for the the difference, which I thought ran through the entire line.

Certainly a difference between the standard Fubuki and Fubuki Alpha.  If you were to put them in order of "firmness" from soft to firm it would be standard, Mizuno Fubuki, Alpha.  Also the order of flight/spin from high to low.
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Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

View Postfowler52, on 31 March 2012 - 06:50 PM, said:

All of the Fubuki shafts in the XTD stuff are the real aftermarket shaft. Upon hearing about this before the release of the club, I sent all of my Fubuki alphas, fairways, and hybrids back to Mitsubishi. This is great for everyone that buys these clubs, but it kills that sku's value in the shop and for other OEM's custom department. Adams has a history of giving us the best stock shaft options and we should be thankful for that.

Adams did this right!  You are getting one heck of a golf club for $299 which includes the $299 real deal Fubuki.  If I were Adams I would be adding this in their marketing approach in commercials etc.

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 06:56 PM

For people still gaming the 2012 Adamx XTD hybrids, what alternative wood and shaft did you go with?

Adams 3T? What shaft?




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